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Frank Guinta

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Frank Guinta
Frank Guinta.jpg
Candidate for
U.S. House, New Hampshire, District 1
PartyRepublican
Prior offices
New Hampshire's 1st Congressional District
2011-2013
Mayor of Manchester, New Hampshire
2006-2010
New Hampshire Legislature from Hillsborough's 50th District
2002-2004
Education
Bachelor'sAssumption College
Master'sFranklin Pierce Law Center
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 26, 1970
Place of birthEdison, New Jersey
ProfessionInsurance consultant
Net worth$637,506
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Campaign website
Frank Guinta campaign logo
Frank C. Guinta (b. September 26, 1970) is a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 1st Congressional District of New Hampshire.[1] He was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from New Hampshire. Guinta was elected by voters from New Hampshire's 1st Congressional District in 2010. He lost his bid for re-election in 2012 to Democrat Carol Shea-Porter, who served the district before Guinta's election in 2010.[2]

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Guinta was a "centrist Republican follower."[3]

Biography

Guinta was born in Edison, New Jersey. He graduated from Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts, where he received his B.A. degree in politics and philosophy. He also holds a Master's in intellectual property from Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord, New Hampshire. In the fall of 2000, Guinta was elected to a seat in the New Hampshire House of Representatives. From 2001 through 2004, he also served as an Alderman of Manchester. In 2004, he resigned his House position to take a position as a senior policy advisor to U.S. Congressman Jeb Bradley, a job he held until he began his run for mayor of Manchester. In the fall of 2005, he defeated three-term Democratic incumbent Robert A. Baines. In the fall of 2010, he defeated Carol Shea-Porter in the race to represent the 1st District of New Hampshire in the U.S. House of Representatives.[4]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2011-2012

Guinta serves on the following committees:[5]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Guinta lists the following themes on his campaign website.[6] See Guinta's campaign website for his position on other issues.

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

  • Energy: "I strongly support an 'all of the above' approach for increasing domestic energy production, which would lower gas prices, reduce our nation’s dependence on hostile foreign countries and create American middle-class jobs. That means everything from safe development of oil (offshore and onshore), natural gas, clean coal and other fossil fuels to alternative energy sources such as wind, solar, hydropower, nuclear, geothermal, and biomass."
  • Education: "We must have an education system that prepares our children for the jobs of the future. To do that, we have to reduce the federal government’s role in education and return power to states, local officials, educators and most importantly, to parents."
  • Protecting Seniors: "I will continue working hard to ensure there will be no changes to Medicare or Social Security for those in or near retirement. But the nonpartisan trustees of Medicare say it is going to be broke in the next 10 years. We must make structural changes so future generations can receive the same safety net that currently protects their grandparents. Our seniors are part of the “Greatest Generation,” and I'm committed to preserving what they've earned."
  • Tax Code: "It’s time for an overhaul. I've fought for --and will continue fighting for-- a simpler, fairer and more competitive tax system. By lowering and consolidating rates (both individual and corporate), closing special-interest loopholes and broadening the base, we can get our economy moving in the right direction."
  • Veterans: "New Hampshire has one of the nation's highest per capita military veterans population. Ensuring they receive the benefits they have earned is a top priority. I have fought for a full service VA medical facility. I will continue that fight until we finally make sure Granite Staters who wore the uniform receive the highest medical care right here in New Hampshire."

—Frank Guinta, http://www.teamguinta.com/issues

2010

On Guinta's campaign website, he listed five major issues:[7]

  • Lowering Taxes and Cutting Spending.
  • Strengthening The Economy.
  • Protecting Our Families and Providing for Our Defense.
  • Reforming Healthcare Responsibly.
  • Supporting Alternatives to Abortion.

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Guinta voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was 1 of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[8]

Polls

2012 election

In January 2012, Pulse Opinion Research LLC commissioned a poll regarding a likely re-match between Guinta and former Representative Carol Shea-Porter. Guinta defeated Shea-Porter on November 2, 2010.[9]

New Hampshire Congressional District 1, 2012
Poll Frank Guinta Carol Shea-PorterOtherUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Pulse Opinion Research LLC
(January 2012)
41%41%7%10%+/-4.5500
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org

Elections

2014

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See also: New Hampshire's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014


Guinta is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent New Hampshire's 1st District. Guinta is seeking the Republican nomination in the primary. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.[10]


2012

See also: New Hampshire's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012

Guinta ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent New Hampshire's 1st District. He defeated Vern Clough and Rick Parent in the Republican primary.[11] He advanced to the general election on November 6, 2012, where he was defeated by Carol Shea-Porter (D).

The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in New Hampshire in 2012 as 1 of the 10 states that could determine whether Democrats retake the House or Republican holds its majority in 2013.[12] New Hampshire ranked 10th on the list.[12]

According to the website Daily Kos, this race was one of nine top-ballot 2012 races that contained Libertarian candidates who received more total votes than was the difference between the Democratic winner and the GOP runner-up. In this case, Brendan Kelly took in over 2,000 more votes than the number that separated Shea-Porter and Guinta.[13]

U.S. House, New Hampshire District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Frank Guinta Incumbent 46% 158,659
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCarol Shea-Porter 49.8% 171,650
     Libertarian Brandan Kelly 4.2% 14,521
Total Votes 344,830
Source: New Hampshire Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, New Hampshire District 1 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngFrank Guinta Incumbent 84.6% 46,979
Rick Parent 12.5% 6,923
Vern Clough 3% 1,639
Total Votes 55,541

2010

On November 2, 2010, Guinta was elected to the United States House. He defeated Carol Shea-Porter (D) and Philip Hodson (Libertarian).[14]

U.S. House, New Hampshire District 1 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngFrank C. Guinta 54% 121,655
     Democratic Carol Shea-Porter 42.4% 95,503
     Libertarian Philip Hodson 3.5% 7,966
Total Votes 225,124

Campaign donors

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Guinta's reports.

Frank Guinta (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[15]April 15, 2013$34,444.63$460.25$(34,757.27)$147.61
July Quarterly[16]July 15, 2013$147.61$2,442.57$(2,177.57)$412.61
October Quarterly[17]October 15, 2013$412.61$1,655.00$(1,301.16)$766.45
Year-End[18]January 31, 2014$766.45$166,945.00$(39,568.04)$128,143.41
Running totals
$171,502.82$(77,804.04)

**As of the 2013 Year-End Report, Guinta's committee owed $289,575.00 in outstanding loans to Frank Guinta.


2012

Breakdown of the source of Guinta's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Guinta was defeated by Carol Shea-Porter in 2012. During that election cycle, Guinta's campaign committee raised a total of $1,903,770 and spent $1,847,673.[19]

2010

Breakdown of the source of Guinta's campaign funds before the 2010 election.
Guinta was elected to the U.S. House in 2010. His campaign committee raised a total of $1,558,556 and spent $1,558,063.[20]
U.S. House, New Hampshire District 1, 2010 - Frank Guinta Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,558,556
Total Spent $1,558,063
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $1,647,774
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $1,682,124
Top contributors to Frank Guinta's campaign committee
HiLLCrest Management$12,000
Insight Technology$11,600
Associated Builders & Contractors$10,000
Citizens United$10,000
Every Republican is Crucial PAC$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Retired$136,951
Leadership PACs$102,150
Insurance$57,200
Real Estate$38,215
Food & Beverage$36,107

Analysis

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Guinta paid his congressional staff a total of $743,197 in 2011. Overall, New Hampshire ranks 44th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[21]

Net worth

See also: Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Guinta's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $-194,983 to $1,469,996. That averages to $637,506, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2011 of $7,859,232.[22]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Guinta's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $-457,982 to $949,996, which was lower than the average net worth of Republicans in 2010 of $7,561,133.[23]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Guinta tied with two other members of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 103rd in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.[24]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Guinta was tied with one other member of the U.S. House of Representatives ranking 31st in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.[25]

Voting with party

November 2011

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Frank Guinta has voted with the Republican Party 95.5% of the time, which ranked 16th among the 242 House Republican members as of November 2011.[26]

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term Frank + Guinta + New Hampshire + House

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

Frank Guinta News Feed

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Personal

Guinta and his wife, Morgan, live in Manchester with their children Colby and Jack.[27]

See also

External links


References

  1. Green Papers, "NH CD01," accessed September 24, 2013
  2. Politico, "2012 House Race Results," accessed November 6, 2012
  3. GovTrack, "Guinta" Accessed May 16, 2012
  4. Wikipedia "Frank Guinta June 21, 2012
  5. Congressman Frank Guinta, Proudly Representing the 1st District of New Hampshire "Committees and Caucuses"
  6. Frank Guinta for Congress, "Issues," accessed March 27, 2014
  7. Team Guinta "Issues," accessed February 12, 2012
  8. U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013
  9. New Hampshire Watchdog "Guinta tied with Shea-Porter, Bass ahead of McLane-Kuster," January 19, 2012
  10. Portsmouth Patch, "Frank Guinta Announces Congressional Run on YouTube," accessed September 24, 2013
  11. WMUR "Primary Results"
  12. 12.0 12.1 Washington Post, "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012" Accessed April 25, 2012
  13. Daily Kos, "Libertarians provided the margin for Democrats and at least nine elections," November 15, 2012
  14. U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Frank Guinta April Quarterly," accessed March 20, 2014
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Frank Guinta July Quarterly," accessed March 20, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Frank Guinta October Quarterly," accessed March 20, 2014
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Frank Guinta Year-End," accessed March 20, 2014
  19. Open Secrets, "Frank Guinta 2012 Election Cycle," accessed March 21, 2013
  20. Open Secrets, "Frank Guinta 2010 Election Data," Accessed November 14, 2011
  21. LegiStorm, "Frank Guinta," Accessed October 8, 2012
  22. OpenSecrets, "Frank Guinta (R-NH), 2011," accessed February 14, 2013
  23. OpenSecrets, "Frank Guinta (R-NH), 2010," Accessed October 8, 2012
  24. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," accessed March 6, 2013
  25. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," accessed February 23, 2012
  26. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
  27. Congressman Frank Guinta, Proudly Representing the 1st District of New Hampshire "Biography"
Political offices
Preceded by
Carol Shea-Porter
U.S. House of Representatives New Hampshire District 1
2011-2013
Succeeded by
Carol Shea-Porter (D)
Preceded by
Robert A. Baines
Mayor of Manchester, New Hampshire
2006-2010
Succeeded by
Ted Gatsas
Preceded by
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New Hampshire Legislature - District 50
2002-2004
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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New Hampshire Legislature - District 39
2000-2002
Succeeded by
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